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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to the Rescue of 3 Rivers Festival

The very popular Three Rivers Festival in Pittsburgh that runs through three weekends in June has been struggling to keep its bills paid in recent years. The festival supports many entertainment venues plus three different art fairs, a different group of artists each weekend and is held in the glittering Golden Triangle in the downtown.

Because of economic uncertainties the future of the event was in question. Now the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has stepped in to take charge. "The 2009 festival probably will be smaller," President and CEO J. Kevin McMahon said, citing economic troubles and the limited time the trust has to plan the event. "There likely will be less money than the $1.6 million budgeted for the 2008 festival," McMahon said, but he's confident the trust can raise enough money to produce the festival.

Read the whole story at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Comment by Rich Horner on June 2, 2014 at 7:22pm
Hi Edward, i have done the Three rivers 3 years now and can only say I have never had a problem with getting in and out. But I only have a van. Your 10:15 setup sounds like your there for just 2 days?? I do just the last 2 days and setup is Friday night T 10ish. What your location? If you are on the street that is only available for the 2 weekends you shouldnt have problems. Now for your parking, just email them they have been really great at getting questions answered and reminding me of things I forgot to do.
Comment by Edward A. Obermeyer on June 2, 2014 at 4:27pm

I'm doing this show for the first time and I have to admit, I am a little leary about the 10:15PM set up, especially since I am towing a trailer!  There is a lot of fear about so many issues, parking, late night load in, security, type of buying crowd, setting up in the dark, parking the trailer and van attached.

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